Dissemination & Implementation Affinity Network

What we do


Develops and implements D&I projects, advances D&I methods and builds D&I principles into the educational foundation of the college.

The D&I AN’s primary activities are focused on capacity building in the College of Health Solutions and across ASU through: 

 

  • An annual D&I training program, recently expanded as part of the Mountain States Partnership for Community-Engaged Dissemination & Implementation Science (MS-CEDI) Training Institute, focused on the development of community-engaged, equity-oriented Implementation Science grant proposals.
  • A monthly seminar series to discuss contemporary topics in Implementation Science of interest to our Affinity Network and MS-CEDI trainees.
  • Consultation on grants and other projects to support the Implementation Science-focused efforts of faculty, students, and community partners. 

Our network is diverse with 100+ member representatives including faculty, staff, students, and community partners across major university and healthcare organizations in Arizona and the Mountain region. Our 10-member, interdisciplinary D&I AN Leadership Team develops innovative and collaborative methods to deliver our Affinity Network’s primary activities. We have expertise across all areas of Implementation Science, with a special emphasis on community-engagement and health equity.  

For more information on the D&I Affinity Network, please contact Patti Serrano martha.serrano@asu.edu
 

Our team leads

Cady Berkel

Cady Berkel

Associate Professor

Matthew Buman

Matthew Buman

Director (FSC) & Professor

Dana Epstein

Dana Epstein

Research Professor

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson

Associate Professor

Felipe Castro

Felipe Castro

Professor and Health Solutions Ambassador, College of Health Solutions

Sabrina Oesterle

Sabrina Oesterle

Director, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), Health Solutions Ambassador, College of Health Solutions

Center Director & Associate Professor, Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions and Director for Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, School of Social Work (SSW)

Abigail Gewirtz

Abigail Gewirtz

Clinical Area Head, Co-Director of Clinical Training, Interim Director of REACH and Professor

Sadesh Dev

Sadesh Dev

Director Research Projects, Cardiovascular Disease, Complex Adaptive Systems

Niko Verdecias, DrPH, MPH

Niko Verdecias, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor

Karey O’Hara

Karey O’Hara

REACH Institute Scientist, Psychology and Assistant Professor

Where we work

D&I AN is located in the College of Health Solutions
ASU Health South Building

500 N 3rd Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85004